Cuenca, Ecuador

Quickly improve your Spanish while soaking up
the lively culture in the Andean city of Cuenca.

June 11- July 11, 2018 (4 weeks)*

Dates are flexible, get in touch for customized options.

Your Next Summer Abroad

Head off on a 4-week long adventure to the captivating city of Cuenca. Nestled innocently between the majestic Andean mountains, Cuenca brings together the lively colour of indigenous culture and the singsong Spanish of locals bantering back and forth.

Designed for both students and adults, our Intensive Spanish Immersion program teaches you the language in an interactive, real-life environment.

Pass the days with locals and live in the home of an Ecuadorian family eager to show you the best bits of Ecuador.  

You're bound to leave with great stories. 

Program cost: $2,950.00 USD

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A Snapshot of your Experience

Pairing dynamic and immersive language classes with exclusively local experiences, your program will include:

  • 60 hours of Spanish language classes balanced with guided out-of-the-classroom cultural immersion activities. 

  • The opportunity to be a part of a professional internship or sustainable community development project customized to your academic and career goals 

  • Living with a loving homestay family, with 3 traditional Ecuadorian meals a day (warning; we love rice and beans!)

  • Weekend excursions to ancient Incan ruins and an untouched national park full of towering, mystic mountains, and hundreds of inviting lagoons.

  • Many weekly cultural immersion activities, including an empanada-making class, local market exploration, traditional salsa lessons, bailoterapia (the Spanish version of Zumba!), and more


The El Nomad approach

Founded by locals from Cuenca, we strive to design experiences that protect the everyday life, culture and economy in Ecuador.

El Nomad programs are local-first and sustainability-driven. They immerse you within the real Cuenca – in it's most raw and authentic form. 

El Nomad has strong bonds, friendships and family ties to the local community,  which means many of our homestay families are friends of friends and friends of family.

When designing experiences, we work collaboratively with the local community to ensure your experience is as sustainable as it can be, environmentally, culturally and economically. 

We look forward to being a part of your journey, and can't wait to introduce you to such a beautiful part of the world. 


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